I Just Figured Out A Way to Acknowledge ANY Choice From Mass Effect 3 Endings AND Connect It To Andr Dec 22, 2020 3:53:02 GMT Phantom likes this
Post by mtheillusive on Dec 22, 2020 3:53:02 GMT
I was looking at the trailer, and thinking of whether or not the next game will have a playable Shepard or Ryder, and whether it will take place right after the Reaper War or in the far future like Andromeda.
I also was thinking of all the speculation going on...is the ice planet the same one the SSV Normandy SR1 crashed on? What Mass Relay is that? Ark 6? Etc.
Then I thought about how Andromeda's initial scene (boarding and leaving) takes place in 2185 (either before or early into Mass Effect 2).
AND THEN IT HIT ME....
There is a small time period that stands out: the events AFTER Mass Effect 2 but BEFORE Shepard goes back to Earth to be put in the brig (so after a certain Relay was destroyed and before the Quarian or other extra Arks left out).
What if the new Mass Effect were to start with a mission (or a few missions) with Shepard and Liara and crew, taking place BEFORE Shepard returns to Earth. As a game theres a character creator to start if off for new players, or (depending on the remaster) a carry over import with the same look. Or just a choice between male or female. This is for Shepard.
At the end of that/those missions, which is basically an intro to the game, after a series of events that (whether shown or not) will lead to Shepard finally turning himself in...
A SECOND character creator shows up...with choices. This will determine the main game. These choices include whether or not you chose the Destroy, Control, Synthesis, or even Refuse endings (perhaps even more if the remaster data, or even the original saves if you have an Xbox, are imported). And this second character creator is basically for Ryder (and possibly the sibling as well).
If you choose Destroy and Shepard lives, perhaps he/she may go into cryo sleep to help out in the future (Milky Way and/or Andromeda). Perhaps they need to put them into said cyro for Shepard to survive after the Crucible firing.
If you choose Control, Reaper God Shepard heads to Andromeda to help out and solve bigger mysteries/problems? Perhaps becomes THE problem?
Etc.etc with potential possibilities with Synthesis or Refuse (through no Shepard at all in those choices post the initial mission)
Basically the primary story in the future will be affected by what you decided, but in a way where any ending and the choices can fit.
Also, lets say in your ME Trilogy decisions Liara dies. Even THAT can be recognized, with someone else (possibly someone she was a mentor to) taking her role (if she was otherwise alive) in the future.
From a gameplay standpoint as well, starting with Shepard and whatever singular class you choose (Soldier, Sentinel, Adept, Vanguard, Infiltrator, Engineer) will be an introductory gameplay to the individual fighting classes, while Ryder will of course be on their "I can do em all" mode when they how up.
In the end, all player decisions will still be relevant in the new game. ME Trilogy fans get their sequel, ME Andromeda fans get their sequel, and BioWare and EA make A LOT of money